History of women rights

Before the Declaration of Sentiments was presented, women in the 18th century lived with no freedom or independence. 

Separate Spheres

-Women were supposed to take care of the house work, kids,
- they were isolated from any public institutions such as politics or economics. 
-men took care of the public work, where they have the rights to do speak in government, to vote, and own property.


Cult of Domesticity 

-Housework and child care were what married women can only do in the 18th century
-They did not own property and were nameless in the society (only known through her husband)
-Women were not allow to go to colleges
-they did not have as much employment opportunities as men had. 
-Women did not have voice in the government
- they also did not have the rights to sue in courts.